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A Person Has Money to Buy 25 Cycles Worth Rs 500 Each. How Many Cycles He Will Be Able to Buy If Each Cycle is Costing Rs 125 More? - Mathematics

Answer in Brief

A person has money to buy 25 cycles worth Rs 500 each. How many cycles he will be able to buy if each cycle is costing Rs 125 more?

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Solution

Let x be the number of cycles bought if each cycle costs Rs 125 more.
 

Cost of a cycle (in Rs)          500 625
Number of  cycles 25   x

\[\text{ It is in inverse variation . Therefore, we get: }  \]
\[500 \times 25 = 625 \times x\]
\[ \Rightarrow x = \frac{500 \times 25}{625}\]
\[ = 20\]
\[ \therefore \text{ The required number of cycles is 20 }  .\]

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RD Sharma Class 8 Maths
Chapter 10 Direct and Inverse Variations
Exercise 10.2 | Q 16 | Page 13
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